Hawaii Behavioral Health and Wellness Convention has ended
Need to register?  Click HERE.
Back To Schedule
Thursday, October 21 • 10:45am - 12:15pm
Kūkulu Kumuhana Wellbeing: Grounding in Ancestral Abundance, Strength in Connection

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

The Coronavirus pandemic has had a worldwide impact on the health and wellbeing of people. In Hawaiʻi, our ‘ohana and communities continue to be confronted with uncertainty, loss and constant change. Through these ongoing stresses and challenges, it is paramount to remain connected to each other, systems of support and the practices that uplift our health and wellbeing. This workshop will explore traditional Hawaiian culture and values through Kūkulu Kumuhana. This wellbeing tool was developed through collaboration of Liliʻuokalani Trust, Kamehameha Schools, Office of Hawaiian Affairs and others which uplifts six principles of Ea (self-determination), ʻĀina Momona (healthy and productive land and people), Pilina (mutually sustaining relationships), Waiwai (ancestral knowledge and collective wealth), ʻŌiwi (cultural identity and native intelligence) and Ke Akua Mana (spirituality and sacredness of mana). The Native Hawaiian Wellbeing During COVID-19 resource was developed to provide practical ideas and activities as a tool to strengthen ʻohana during this unsettling time. It was featured in OHA’s Ka Wai Ola magazine as a strategy for thriving in a pandemic. The Kūkulu Kumuhana Keiki Activity was later developed as a way to spark intentional family dialogue and youth empowerment. Join us for this workshop to learn about Kūkulu Kumuhana, the tools developed in response to COVID-19 and explore ways that it can be used in your work, communities and ʻohana. These tools recognize and uplift the foundation of abundance that our kūpuna laid and center these values and practices amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Through culture and values, we remain interconnected to each other, kūpuna and ʻāina to uplift our ola!

Learning Objectives: After this presentation, participants will:
• Become acquainted with the Kūkulu Kumuhana wellbeing framework.
• Be able to articlate the six dimensions of Kūkulu Kumuhana.
• Leave with practical ideas for implementing Kūkulu Kumuhama in your work, communities and ʻohana.

The evaluation/CE request form for this program can be found HERE.

avatar for Dawn Rego-Yee

Dawn Rego-Yee

Program Coordinator, Ceeds of Peace
Dawn Rego-Yee, MSW (she/her) was born and raised in Hilo on Hawaiʻi Island and identifies as wahine Hawaiʻi, mother, wife, daughter, aunty, hula learner, ʻāina aloha and social justice worker. She is a trauma informed care trainer, social justice consultant and project manager... Read More →

Thursday October 21, 2021 10:45am - 12:15pm HST
Room 5